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Cross Pollination

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Helix Podcast S2E7 – Cross Pollination

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week the plot thickens and Michael takes drastic measures with his flock. Join us as we talk about Helix Season 2 Episode 7: “Cross Pollination.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come.

***Warning: Spoilers Ahead!***

Feedback

  • Denise: My theory is that St. Germain is exile island for immortals who don’t play nice in the Illaria sandbox. My question is this…Could Jordan’s baby survive outside the womb since it is technically an immortal and could there be a way to age the baby?

Favorite Five

This is Day 7

  1. Alan comes clean
  2. Amy gets put in the corner
  3. Peter and Anne get comfy in Ratville (are we shipping?)
  4. Michael is a jealous gentleman, and he likes to talk to paintings.
  5. Sometimes it’s not a good idea to drink the Kool-aid

Plot discussion

Day 7

  • Ilaria Corporation
    • Mlle.Durant tells Michael’s origin story to Julia.
    • Michael’s plan has been to create a society where only he can procreate and all other men are infertile – so that he can find a way to father an immortal child.
    • Julia decides she has to go to the island.
  • “The Fellowship”
    • Olivia and others are hiding the infected
    • The non-infected ones drink Michael’s concoction of the heart-stopping Monks Hood plant. Anne calls it a ‘Thinning’ – decision made to thin the fellowship slate clean and start over.
    • Amy rebels against Michael and she is locked up in the botany lab
  • The Doctors
    • Sarah’s baby is gone
    • Alan remembers some of what happened and confides in Sarah
    • Sarah flips out
    • 83 Mycotics and they only can account for 4
    • Kyle opts to keep Amy in the lockbox with the crazy plants

Big Burning questions of the week

  • Did Alan harvest the baby and give it to Sister Amy?
  • Could you get behind Michael’s plan for shepherding the flock?
  • Is Peter’s plan to infiltrate Michael’s fellowship in order to foil his plan for Ilaria?
  • What can Balleseros do with one dose of the Narvik cure?
  • Why is Balleseros not helping humanity, or is he truly selfish?
  • Why the hell do they put people in the credits that aren’t in an episode one week, and then don’t list them the next week? Is this intentional?
  • We still have no idea what the teeth thing is… as well as the deal with the eyes, and the skulls. Theory: The skulls are all the young boys on the island…
  • What is Sarah’s mission?
  • Will Amy have to endure the planting?
  • Will the timelines converge?

Death count

  • A large portion of the fellowship. 50 or so?

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M. Domestica

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Helix Podcast S2E6 – M. Domestica

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week some disturbing details about Ilaria and the family tree on St. Germain starts to become evident. Join us as we talk about Helix Season 2 Episode 6: “M. Domestica.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come.

***Warning: Spoilers Ahead!***

Helix News

Feedback

We didn’t get to share this on the show, but Helix fan Paul Asselin (@sselinPaul) shared this awesome breakdown of how genetic material changes through generations…

Favorite Five

This is Day 6

  1. Julia and Sergio are Ilaria corporation drones with benefits
  2. Interesting bloodlines
  3. Sister Amy schemes against her sister/mother
  4. Peter is stuck down a rathole
  5. Feisty French femme is fierce

Plot discussion

Day 6

  • Ilaria Corporation
    • Trying to globally wipe out mortals
    • coordinated strikes would eliminate 75% of world population in 3 monthsMDomestica2
    • the narvik c cure would be given to mortals deemed essential
    • “Cleansing” moment of clarity
    • Julia/Sergio
      • Sergio was given the cure to Narvik-C by Julia
  • “The Community”
    • Anne tells Amy that on her 20th birthday she is to give Michael a daughter (duty) – she ain’t having it

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      Image via SyFy

    • Amy tells Landry she wants someone special to be the father of her child. She eyes the honey
    • Community members infected by honey tainted berries at Agnes memorial

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      Image via SyFy

  • The Doctors
    • Kyle filtered tainted honey and found a certain pollen grain
    • Alan indicates to Kyle/Sarah that M.Domestica (common apple pollen grain) is what is in the tainted honey
    • Doctors Triage those poisoned by the tainted berries
    • Alan takes a breath, and Sarah is in for trouble

Big Burning questions of the week

  • Can Sergio really be trusted with the Narvik-C cure?
  • Will Alan cause more problems while under the brady music spell?
  • What will become of Anne after she was framed by Amy/Landry?
  • The necklace shown to Julia references the tree symbol on St Germain.
  • Is Michael’s “Utopia” a direct response or rebuttal to Ilaria’s attempt to eliminate the world population.
  • What will become of Sarah and the baby post-Alan attack?

Death count

  • None that we could “see”

Musical Notes

  • Sergio’s ringtone sounds like a calypso version of the intro for “Kokomo” by the Beach Boys, no?

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Alison Louder as Sister Amy on Helix

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Interview With Alison Louder (Sister Amy)

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.”

Ryan and I sat down to talk with Alison Louder about her Helix character Sister Amy, engaging with fans, her passions and interests,  and much more.

Sister Amy has proven to be a integral and mysterious character for the second season of Helix. Alison has brought intensity to the role and we find Sister Amy is our favorite character this season thus far.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! – The interview features plot points from Helix Season 2 episodes 1-5  San Jose, Reunion, Scion, Densho, and Oubliette, so please watch those episodes before listening to the interview!

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Alison was incredibly kind in sharing a ton of time with us to chat. We had a ton of fun talking with her. She’s on point, funny, and insightful. Listen in as she answers some of our burning questions like:

  1. What the heck does “you’re my path” mean?
  2. What is one thing we’d be surprised to learn about Sister Amy?
  3. What does she geek out about?

And much, much more…

We’d like to once again extend a huge thanks to Alison for spending some time to chat with us this week. Be sure to follow her on Twitter @alisonlouder. We’ll be talking to Alison again in the future to talk more  about Helix, Sister Amy,  and what’s new with her projects!

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Oubliette

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Helix Podcast S2E5 – Oubliette

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week we learn more about the motives of a prime character and Brother Michael deals with a potential information leak. Join us as we talk about Helix Season 2 Episode 5: “Oubliette.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come.

***Warning: Spoilers Ahead!***

Fan Feedback

Favorite Five

This is Day 5 and Day 10955

  1. Peter and Alan are forgotten brothers
  2. Landry told he will get no more soup
  3. Sister Agnes wants to live forever (oh snap)
  4. Twisted Sisters bought the honey farm
  5. Dr. Secret Agent Sommer pulls a Sergio

Plot discussion

Day 5

  • “The Community”
    • Kyle saves Sarah after the stabby attack
    • Sarah heals after the attack with the help of Sister Agnes
    • Sister Amy tries to get fresh with Dr. Sommer again but he’s all businessKyleAmy
    • Sister Anne is threatened with drug by Brother MichaelMichaelAnne
    • Sister Amy tells Landry that honey is her key off the island
    • Sister Agnes is Brother Michael’s favorite girlAgnes
    • Brother Michael’s lie about being the only immortal is discovered
  • The Doctors
    • Peter rats out “Jerome” to Michael
    • Peter and Alan are in the pit and spend some quality time
    • Kyle has a secret agent mission to track down and apprehend AlanKyle1
    • 6 “Micotics” attack Kyle out in the orchard when he goes to clean up the honey bees
    • Kyle and Brother Landry have a talk

Day 10955

  • The after-math of the fight
  • Caleb helps Julia – in a cave
  • Julia can’t read Japanese but Caleb is sure interested in Hatake’s family katana

Big Burning questions of the week

  • Why are the micotics attacking Kyle?
  • Who planted the rogue honey bees?
  • Would Peter have left Alan in the pit?
  • What’s Anne’s plan after Agnes’ death?
  • What is Caleb going to do with the katana?
  • Will Julia enter a time line on the island where she encounters Peter and Alan in present day?
  • What was Sister Agnes injecting into Brother Michael’s eyes?
  • Are Landry and Kyle headed for a fight in the school yard?
  • Is Kyle going to bring Alan in or realize he’s one of the good guys?
  • Did Alan blow up people in Paris, really?
  • Is this becoming Team Kyle & Alan vs Team Sergio & Peter?
  • Who is the hotter undercover dude: Sergio or Kyle?
  • Why is Sister Amy trying so hard to get off the island?
  • Does Sister Amy know that Brother Michael is immortal?

Death count

  • Sister Agnes
  • “Micotic” dude with honey bees

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Helix Podcast S2E4 – Densho

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week swordplay determines the fate of a character, a familiar character re-appears in dapper dress, and we witness some good ole’ fashioned family fishing fun. Join us as we talk about Helix Season 2 Episode 4: “Densho.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come.

***Warning: Spoilers Ahead!***

Helix News

Fun Fact:

  • Did you know that director Jeremiah Chechik also directed the cult classic film “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?”

Fan Feedback

Favorite Five

This is Day 4 and Day 10954

  1. Peter has a texting buddy
  2. Therapy will help you join the family
  3. Brother Michael has lots of family photos
  4. ILARIA revealed
  5. We’ll never leave you father

Plot discussion

Day 4

  • The Community
    • Brother Travis is working out in the orchard.
    • Sister Misha is pregnant.
    • Brother Daniel is infected after working in the orchard.
    • Misha says her child is for the community.
    • Travis goes all homicidal vector on her. No one else can have her.
    • Brother Michael speaks to the community in the mess hall
      • The people don’t listen at first – or come to order before he yells “STOP!!”
      • “We’ve all heard the rumors. Everything was fine until they showed up.”
      • “Their paths led them here to help us.”
      • “Do not become someone else – just be. Just be!”michaelspeech
    • Brother Michael tells his three favorite girls to do something discreet
      • Sister Amy “We will not disappoint you”
      • “Nothing must interrupt the harvest. We are a simple community. We must feel safe. Uncertainty is like a blight on the crop.”
      • Sister Agnes
    • Kyle and Brother Michael have a talk
  • The Doctors
    • Peter is texting with someone off the island about instructions and mission.
    • Peter “finds” Alan out in the orchard unconscious.
    • Kyle finds a puncture wound on Daniel. Is it an insect-born vector discovered with bees?
    • Alan, Peter, Sarah and Kyle have a brief meeting. “We have 30 victims and 29 fatalities.”
    • “Micotic” = Mico for fungus + Psychotic – what they are calling it.
    • Kyle finds micro-toxins in the Honey – the bees don’t carry it.
    • Alan reveals that he found Julia “leading ILARIA” in Paris to Peter. Alan says Immortals are the “real problem.” And Alan is suspicious of Peter.
    • Peter calls ILARIA on an unsecure line to get more info about the island.
      • Alan overhears him. The jig is up.
      • It’s Balleseros on the other end of the line! “Now this is what you have to do!”sergio
    • Sarah confronts Soren’s mother about his disappearance and Brother Michael’s lies. Soren’s mother stabs Sarah.

Day 10954

  • Hatake: “Therapy will help you join the family.”
  • Julia tries to reason with Hatake.
  • Hatake is going to inject Julia with some sort of solution.
  • Hatake doesn’t want to remember.
  • Julia fools Hatake with a hug and a syringe to escape.
  • Andy Griffith moment between Daddy Hatake and Ghost Danielfishing
  • Julia wielding dual Axe vs Hatake & Katana fight in the forest.
  • Julia: “I should have done this a long time ago and then maybe I’d be free.”
  • Ghost Jaye saves Julia by distracting crazy dad.
  • Hatake gives Julia his katana. “Take it please. It is my legacy. Densho.”
  • “I should have never made you like me. I’m sorry Julia.”
  • Mortally injured Hatake stumbles back to lake house to talk with Ghost Daniel and Jaye. “We’ll never leave you Hiroshi”

Big Burning questions of the week

  • Who are all of the family members on Brother Michael’s walls?
  • Does this confirm Brother Michael immortal?
  • Who is “Mother” (that the sister’s must protect)?
  • Who is Peter taking orders from off the island?
  • Are Peter and Balleseros trying to take down ILARIA from within?
  • Is Balleseros trying to save the children on the island?
  • Does Peter know about Julia’s role in ILARIA?
  • What instructions are given to Peter by Balleseros?
  • Is Peter in the dark about what ILARIA is doing or playing dumb?
  • Does Brother Michael know about Sister Amy’s meddling with drugging the children?
  • What would motivate Peter to work with Balleseros or ILARIA?
  • What is that tune that Hatake and Julia are humming?
  • Is the code on katana a key to curing this or any virus or the key to immortality?
  • Where to next for Julia?
  • Is Brother Michael trying to create the perfect community with “his own seed?”
  • Is Sarah Jordon’s baby deceased from the stabbing?
  • What is Alan going to do now that he knows Peter is playing the other side?

Death count

  • Brother Travis get infected and kills Sister Misha and dies of the pathogen
  • Hiroshi Hatake?
  • Sarah’s baby?

Musical Notes

  • Andy Griffith – TV theme song
  • Check out our Helix Spotify playlist: Helix Playlist

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Helix Podcast S2E3 – Scion

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week we have dinner with some old friends, find Landry in an interesting position, and observe the behaviors of kids on psychotropic inhalants. It’s definitely been a “What the Helix” week. Join us as we talk about Helix Season 2 Episode 3: “Scion.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come.

***Warning: Spoilers Ahead!***

Helix News

Fun Fact:

  • Did you know that director Jeremiah Chechik also directed the cult classic film “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?”

Fan Feedback

  • (Karina) @FidgetTBC  –  what if her reckless acts are attempts to miscarry? to be rid of the symbiant?

Favorite Five

This is Day 3 and Day 10953

  1. Taking matters into your own hands
  2. Children play games with your mind!
  3. No brotherly love lost
  4. You told us there were bears in the woods!
  5. Daniel wears sweaters out at the lake house with Daddy Dearest

Plot discussion

Day 3

  • Plotting and scheming
    • Brother Creepy Curly AKA Landry (Sean Tucker)
    • Sister Amy (Alison Louder)
    • Dr. Kyle Sommer (Matt Long)
    • Lizzy confides in Dr. Sommer about the “minders” and Soren’s fear of “the pit”
    • Lizzy and the kids like to play games “Time machine”breath_in
    • Kids attack Dr. Sommer
    • Kids forget their sins later leaving Dr. Sommer baffled
  • Bad uncover agent
    • Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell)
    • Alan wants to know what is in the barrels being brought into the cellar of the Abbey
    • Alan finds odd discovery with empty barrelsalan_tooth
    • Peter knocks Alan out in the yellow goo mason jar storage room
  • Brother Michael (Steven Weber) and Sister Anne
    • Scion is a detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant which is grafted onto the stock
    • Scion – combining plants
    • “Plumbs on Peach trees, tomatoes in winter”
    • So much easier to predict the outcome than people
  • Forest exploration
    • Dr. Sarah Jordan (Jordan Hayes)
    • Dr. Peter Farragut (Neil Napier)
    • Vector attack
    • Jordan uses a gun

Day 10953 (Thirty Years Later)

  • Julia Walker (Kyra Zagorsky)
  • Dr. Hiroshi Hatake (Hiroyuki Sanada)daddy_daughter
  • Daniel Aerov (Meegwun Fairbrother)
  • Jay (Amber Goldfarb)
  • Look who’s coming to dinner…

Big Burning questions of the week

  • Is Evil Peter back?
  • Does Peter work for Ilaria as a secret double agent in the CDC?
  • Do Peter and Brother Michael actually work together?
  • How has Alan not been busted yet with the whole undercover thing?
  • Is Peter going to hulk up to King Vector beast mode by juicing on the yellow stuff down in the cellar?
  • Why doesn’t Peter want Alan investigating the barrels in the cellar?
  • What or who were being transported in those barrels?
  • Is free will the “bug” Brother Michael is trying to fix with this pathogen?
  • How did no one in the compound not hear the gunshot from Peter and Sarah’s forest adventure?
  • What is Sister Amy up to with weird plants that Michael would not like her to have?
  • Why has Hatake cracked up?
  • Why is Hatake living on the island?
  • What is Caleb’s relationship to Hatake?
  • Why does Caleb not want to venture to Hatake’s side of the island?
  • If Julia still works for Ilaria, what are her intentions?
  • Are Daniel and Jane Walker living permanently with Hatake? Are they going to remain throughout season 2 as characters in Hatake’s splintered mind?
  • How did Hatake preserve those bodies for 30 years?
  • Where did Daddy Dearest Hatake get that red dress in Julia’s size? (did he expect she would be the one they would send?)
  • Does every compound that Hatake has something to do with burn to the ground?

Death count

  • Vector that gives chase in the woods

Musical Notes

  • It’s a Sunshine Day by The Brady Bunch
  • Old Flame de Montmartre (Solo Barrel Organ Version) by Jean-Pierre Menager

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Photo by: Philippe Bosse/Syfy

Photo by: Philippe Bosse/Syfy

Helix Podcast S2E2 – Reunion

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week we learned a bit more of the events prior to the CDC arriving at St. Germain, and answers (somewhat) to a few of our burning questions. Join us as we talk about Helix Season 2 Episode 2: “Reunion.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come.

***Warning: Spoilers Ahead!***

Helix News

Fan Cast from Wednesday Jan 21 was a lot of fun!

Shout-out to special co-hosts @atheneblue @ophumod @dinelle_fuller and fans on twitter @sfwheeler15 @kenseysmom @munrovalentina
Watch the replay helixpodcast.com/live and stay tuned for upcoming fan casts that you can co-host or attend.

Ratings

  • 1M for L+Same Day for “San Jose” Season 2 Premiere
  • Lots of the twitter commentary we saw took place after the live broadcast from folks watching on time shift

News Via SyFy

  • January 22, 2015 – Syfy today announced the appointment of Andie Beckerman to the position of Vice President, Alternative Development and Production. Beckerman, who developed and oversaw current programming on a wide range of successful unscripted series such as Talking Dead, Comic Book Men and Game of Arms, will be based in the channel’s Los Angeles office. She will report to Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Development and Production, Syfy.
  • January 21, 2015 – Syfy Sync won a Best Content Extension Made for Mobile Award at the 7th Annual Mobile Excellence Awards.

Fan Feedback

@TomCarney_ via Twitter, likes the new season’s island setting:

@SarahTheMascara via Twitter, is not crazy about the new direction:

Favorite Five (actually 6) Moments

This is Day 2 and Day 10952.

  1. I’m still pregnant.
  2. Stephen Weber’s Brother Michael is creepy.Helix_gallery_202QuestionsAnswers_01
  3. Brother Creepy Curly should not be left alone with the children.
  4. You “be my path” and I’ll show you mine.
  5. Peter’s Vector flashback.
  6. The SIGN!!!!

Plot discussion

Day 2

  • Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell) flashback sequence shows how it comes to discover the island of St. Germaine – watches video where Peter gives the sign…. (run like hell)
  • Alan is “Brother Jerome”Helix_gallery_202QuestionsAnswers_03
  • Brother Michael (new, Stephen Weber) questions Alan to figure out his motivations for coming to the island
    • Alan: I’ve done bad things
    • Michael: So you’re hiding?
  • CDC Team, Dr. Sarah Jordan (Jordan Hayes), Dr. Peter Farragut (Neil Napier), Dr. Kyle Sommer (new, Matt Long) investigate spread of the pathogen and Brother Michael, oddly, wants their help
    • Sister Anne is very skeptical but takes them on a tour
  • Sarah is having nose bleeds
  • Sarah reconnects with Alan and they discuss her 15 month immortal fetus pregnancy
  • More “Reckless Immortal Jordan” with her rock and roll biology field test moment
    • Peter scolds her again
  • Sarah investigates Brother Isaac’s job for the crop
    • She goes out in the orchard with Sister Agnus (73)
    • “The adults are never alone with the children”
    • The crops are “designed” by Brother Michael in the botany lab
    • Alan gives Sarah the hand sign to “stay away”Helix_gallery_202QuestionsAnswers_06
  • Child of the Corn, “Soren” (10), has a funky rash and attacks his mother
  • Peter seems to have no love for Alan
    • Peter does not care about Alan’s sign to“stay away”
    • Peter “We don’t run – we’re CDC”
    • Sarah: “that sounds like something Alan would say”
  • Brother Isaac is a Yellow Vector
    • Sarah encounters him inside the Abbey
    • Peter’s PTS reaction to “Yellow Vector”
    • Another young member of the cult finds Isaac
    • Isaac cuts his neck and yellow stuff puffs out
  • Dr. Sommer and Sister Amy spend some quality time touring the facility
    • Kyle asks Amy if she ever considered leaving the island
    • Sister Amy was born and raised on the island
    • “Maybe you can show me” – “what people on the island don’t have”
    • Amy comes onto Kyle but he rebuffs her
  • “The Minders” instruct the children to figure out the right way
  • Brother Creepy Curly takes Soren outside the gate to meet his mother but there is a “Yellow Vector” waiting for himHelix_gallery_202QuestionsAnswers_09

Day 10952 (Thirty Years Later)

  • Discuss difference in time shift from screener being 40 years later – is this a significant change?
  • Julia (Kyra Zagorsky) and Caleb (new, @JimmyThorburn) dig up Alan’s grave
  • The skeleton is not Alan – the skull is female and all of the bones belong to different people
  • Julia thinks the bones are a message from Alan
    • She finds a third hip bone half that has a diagram etched into itHelix_gallery_202QuestionsAnswers_07
    • Caleb reveals it is a map of St. Germaine “Someplace you don’t want to go”
    • Julia “I have to go”
  • They find bones in the forest on the way to the river – remains of a child
    • Jules “an animal must have gotten to them”
    • Caleb “something worse”

Big questions of the week

  • Who is the infected dude roaming out in the woods?
  • Did the Vectors kill the lone survivor or did they do it?
  • How is the yellow goo related to the virus of the infected people?
  • Is Brother Michael suspicious about Brother Jerome?
  • Does this mean Caleb is not Alan and Sarah’s son?
  • Why are bones of children scattered in the woods?
  • Is Soren killed or going to be converted to a Yellow Vector?
  • What do you do with an immortal fetus?
  • Are Sarah’s nose bleeds really from her 15 month 1st trimester pregnancy?
  • Did Alan engineer the TMX7 virus 10 years later to kill the immortals?
  • Where the hell is #SHIRTLESSEROS?

Death count

  • Isaac?
  • Soren?
  • Alan?

Interact and Spread The Virus!

Let us know what you think about this episode of the Helix Podcast, as well as the “Reunion” episode of Helix! There are several ways to interact with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
  • Leave us a listener voicemail by clicking the button at the top right of this screen. We may use your voicemail on the show!
  • Send an email to: feedback [at] helixpodcast [dot] com
  • Follow @helixpodcast on Twitter! Also be sure to use hashtag #helix
  • Yes we have a tumblr! We cool! Check out (you guessed it) helixpodcast.tumblr.com and be sure to send us your neat quotes, favorite gifs, fan art, memes and more using the submit button. Look for cool show stuff using tag “helix syfy” on tumblr.

Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter by @therab. Tim can be found on Twitter by @timarthur.

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Photo by: Philippe Bosse/Syfy

Photo by: Philippe Bosse/Syfy

Helix Podcast S2E1 – San Jose

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week was a pretty awesome week as Helix returned for the Season 2 premiere! Join us as we talk about Helix Season 2 Episode 1: “San Jose.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come.

***Warning: Spoilers Ahead!***

Helix News & Reviews

Fan Question

Sherri Smith@SpiderWeb327

In dying to know if/how Hataki will be in the season & whether Julia cab be trusted to be a good person.

Favorite Five Moments

This is Day 1.

  1. “Do you know the way to San Jose?”
  2. Texan Doctor: “That’s why they call you Hot Zone” Hot Zone!
  3. Time shift – Day WHAH?
  4. Field of Broken Dreams – Toothless Skulls
  5. Piping in the ooze

Plot discussion

Day 1

  • Boat on the open water is the scene of mass casualties
  • CDC team of 3 investigate
  • New character Dr. Kyle Sommer played by Matt Long
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  • Dr. Sarah Jordan played by Jordan Hayes
  • Dr. Peter Farragut played by Neil Napier
  • Coast Guard is supporting CDC investigation of Narvik outbreaks
  • Yellow Cauliflower virus? What is it? It’s not Narvik.
  • Lone boat survivor take the CDC team ashore to the island
  • The island is 20 hours away from Seattle in Pacific Northwest
  • Lone survivor is seeing things
  • CDC finds bone field in the forest, all of the skulls have their teeth pulled out
  • Sarah steps on a trap called a “Pungy trap”
  • Sommer questions her about Alan’s past and the Paris bombing
  • Sommer is Texan and carries a gun
  • Lone survivor is killed and hung up in boatshed by someone
  • The Compound / Abbey is home to a sect of people who grow their own food
  • The cult says the island is not safe because of species of black bears
  • The cult has generations of inhabitants looking to live away from the world
  • New Character Brother Michael played by Stephen Webber
  • The cult is very concerned with the meaning of words – friends, lovers, liars
  • Brother Michael does not think there is any risk of contamination or infection
  • Alan Farragut is a member of the cult but not letting his presence known to the CDC team
  • In the basement of the abbey, the sisters pull out the teeth of a young woman  and pour a yellow goo substance down her throat
  • There are hundreds of mason jars on shelves filled with the yellow goo

Day 14601 – Thirty (or Forty Years Later)

  • Julia arrives at the island by herself
  • Masked man – Caleb
  • “Do you know the way to San Jose?” question
  • The boatshed is here
  • Immortals are known to Caleb and he mistrusts them
  • Immortals are dying – New virus on main land called TXM-7
  • She is looking for Alan Farragut
  • Caleb takes Julia to see Alan but “she may not like what she finds”
  • The abbey is now destroyed and burned down
  • Alan is dead? His gravestone is in the courtyard of the old Abbey

Music

  • Our old favorite, the beloved “Do you know the way to San Jose?” by Dionne Warwick is back!
  • See our spotify playlist for all the tunes and score from Helix: Spotify Playlist

Big questions of the week

  • What is the significance of the question “Do you know the way to San Jose?”
  • Where is Balleseros? > I think they used ADR of HIS voice over the masked dude to throw ppl off.
  • Where is Tulok and Anana? Will they return?
  • Can Julia be trusted now?
  • Can Peter trusted now?
  • Where is Sarah’s baby?
  • What does it mean to be immortal? Has Julia’s finger grown back?
  • Is Alan really dead?
  • What has happened in the last 1+ year with Narvik outbreaks around the globe?
  • What is creepier Yellow goo or Black goo?
  • What is that yellow stuff? WO Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup reference
  • Why aren’t the CDC team calling in reinforcements?
  • Why don’t the CDC team wear biohazard suits on the island?
  • Does Brother Michael work for Ilaria Corporation?
  • If you had immortal friends (like Alan does) would you ask to become immortal or not?

Death count

  • Entire boat of young folks on a pleasure cruise (correction: Neil tweeted… not a pleasure cruise!)
  • Lone survivor of the boat

Stay Tuned For More Helix Goodness!

A live Fan Cast is planned for this upcoming week on Wednesday January 21st, 2015 at 9PM ET. For more info, head over to our live event page at helixpodcast.com/live

Interact and Spread The Virus!

Let us know what you think about this episode of the Helix Podcast, as well as the “San Jose” season two premiere episode of Helix! There are several ways to interact with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
  • Leave us a listener voicemail by clicking the button at the top right of this screen. We may use your voicemail on the show!
  • Send an email to: feedback [at] helixpodcast [dot] com
  • Follow @helixpodcast on Twitter! Also be sure to use hashtag #helix
  • Yes we have a tumblr! We cool! Check out (you guessed it) helixpodcast.tumblr.com and be sure to send us your neat quotes, favorite gifs, fan art, memes and more using the submit button. Look for cool show stuff using tag “helix syfy” on tumblr.

Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter by @therab. Tim can be found on Twitter by @timarthur.

 

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“Play God. Pay the price?” The Helix Podcast invites you to press play and relive the days. The ooey gooey gory good days of Helix. Tim and I put together this list of 13 ways to prepare for 13 new days of Helix. Season 2 starts Friday January 16th on Syfy.
  1. It was one of the hottest Helix fan questions on Twitter in 2014. Is Hatake coming back? We found Hatake. J/K.

  2. Two season 2 interviews! Listen to the latest Helix podcast cast interview featuring series star Neil Napier. Read the geeky interview with executive produce Steven Maeda and Neil Napier over on Mary the Geek’s blog.

  3. Start watching season 1 right now. You can do it. You definitely have 13 hours to spare before the premiere. You may have to call in sick to work. Tune into the Helix season 1 marathon on Syfy tonight and tomorrow or tune into Netflix to binge out on the black goo goodness. Hydrate like Hatake. Yaaaaassss.

  4. WTH? What the Helix? Watch the 5 minute Syfy recap of Season 1 on YouTube.

  5. Laugh and cry and nerd out with the seriously silly Helix fan panel from Dragon Con 2014.

  6. Lettuce ask you a question. What is that Yellow stuff? Maybe Narvik C, as in, see it grow up your body and take over your brain? Forget Orange. Yellow is the new Black. Tell us what you think about the Yellow goo stuff! Tweet your ideas and science-ish talk with hashtag #WhatTheHelix

  7. Wondering about that creepy cool Helix score and the super cool music? Check out Helix composer Reinhold Heil’s sexy new website.  

  8. No, really, we found Hatake! Seriously. Watch the latest Helix trailer “Harvest” 

  9. Explore trippy explorations of Helix with our friend Stephen Sumner on the Optimal Human Modulation blog. Follow @OpHuMod on twitter for a consistently fantastic constant iv drip of Helix pontifications.

  10. Subscribe to the Helix Podcast on iTunes. We talk about each new day of Helix, each episode, every week.

  11. It’s almost time. Get your twitter apps ready. Charge your tablet and/or smart phone. Do some thumb exercises. Play along with show runner @SteveMaeda and @NeilNapier as they live tweet the season 2 premiere. Be sure to follow @Helix. We’ll also be tweeting our reactions and crazy commentary during the Day 1 broadcast live – follow @HelixPodcast.

  12. Keep calm and Helix is almost on. Countdown the seconds to the Season 2 premiere at 10pm on January 16. 

  13. Bonus: Join friends of Helix Podcast for a live “fan cast” Wednesday night January 21st at 9PM Eastern. Join in and play along with a geeky team of Helix super fans. Tune in at helixpodcast.com/live/ 

Do you know the way to San Jose? 

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Image via SyFy

Image via SyFy

Neil Napier – Helix Pre Season Two Premiere Interview

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, the fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.”

The Season 2 premiere of Helix is less than a week away. Are you excited? We sure as heck are!

King vector and friend of the podcast Neil Napier was gracious enough to chat with us for a few minutes to let us know what he was up to, and to share some of his thoughts on the direction the show will take in Season 2.

Topics we touched upon:

  1. Burning questions from Season 1. Will they be answered?
  2. Working with new cast members.
  3. Claustrophobia (comparing Season 1 to Season 2)
  4. Production art
  5. Don’t call it a reboot!

And much, much more…

Once again… huge thanks to Neil for spending some time to chat with us this weekend. We’ll be talking to Neil again as we head into Season 2! Be sure to follow him on Twitter @neilnapier. Neil and Helix producer @SteveMaeda will be live-tweeting the Season 2 premiere show on January 16th at 10PM Eastern time.

Another Pre-Season Episode on the way!

We’ll be releasing another episode prior to the Helix Season 2 premiere. We are planning a fan cast with friends of the show this week. Stay tuned to this site or follow our tweets @helixpodcast for more information. You will not want to miss it!

Interact and Spread The Virus!

  • Let us know what you are looking forward to in the upcoming season!
  • What do you think of the new production art?
  • What questions lingering from Season 1 do you need answers for?

There are several ways to interact with us!

  • Leave us a comment, question, or suggestion below
  • Leave us a listener voicemail by clicking the button at the top right of this screen. We may use your voicemail on the show!
  • Send an email to: feedback [at] helixpodcast [dot] com
  • Follow and interact with @helixpodcast on Twitter! We usually live tweet the shows and discuss reactions to each episodes before the podcast each week with hashtag #helix.
  • Nerd out with the fandom on tumblr. We post cool memes, gifs, fan art, reviews and all the geeky banter each week on the helixpodcast tumblr! Also check out tag “helix syfy” for more stuff.
  • Like and interact with the fans on our Facebook Page

Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter @therab , and on tvtag (formerly GetGlue) with the username theRab. Tim can be found on Twitter @timarthur , and on tvtag with the username timarthur

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